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Support artists from around the country at the free Festival in the Park, Thursday through next Sunday at Freedom Park. Times: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. next Sunday.


Get a glimpse of Bank of America Stadium when it's not filled with thousands of people during a stadium tour. Tours are offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays: $3 for ages 5-15, $4 for 55 and older, and $5 for others. Group tours and discounts are available. Details: 704-358-7538.


A discussion about a center city master plan for parks and open space is planned for 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal School (750 E. Ninth St.).

South End

Tom Hanchett, a historian with the Levine Museum of the New South, will speak about the blues and gospel scene in 1930s Charlotte at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at Jillian's (200 E. Bland St.). Social at 5:30 p.m.


Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation hosts a community workshop on the proposed First Ward Park, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Daniel Levine Properties Building (301 E. Ninth St., Suite 100). Plans call for the park to be built on more than 4 acres on top of an underground parking deck off Brevard Street.

East Charlotte

The Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, celebrates the history of the American Revolution in Charlotte, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visitors will learn about what happened in Charlotte during the war, visit encampments of American and British troops and learn about Native American tribes. $5, members; $7, nonmembers.

How to reach us

Reach editor Ronnie Glassberg at 704-358-5094, rglassberg@ or write to Neighbors of The City, P.O. Box 30308, Charlotte, NC 28230-0308.

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